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Master Geek


# 252847 13-Jul-2019 19:38
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Could anyone recommend a good SMS platform for a small business to send customer SMS messages please? Right now we would send messages through a web portal or whatever client they have but in the future an API interface for our MS Access CRM tool (for want of a better word) could be useful.

 

Edit - or alternatively an inexpensive GSM Modem and application that we could use a SIM installed in and benefit from our unlimited SMS plan?


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Master Geek


  # 2276075 13-Jul-2019 20:03
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I've stumled across these Android SMS gateway apps. They sound like a good solution to take advantage of local cellular plans. Has anyone had any experience of these?

 

 

 

https://semysms.net/

 

https://smsgateway.me/

 

http://www.ozekisms.com/index.php?owpn=7


 
 
 
 


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Ultimate Geek


  # 2276081 13-Jul-2019 20:26
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I would recommend these guys, great support etc.

https://www.txtstream.co.nz/




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Master Geek


  # 2276082 13-Jul-2019 20:27
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Wow, a $100 setup fee for Sparks eTXT service... looking seriously at the Android solutions which gives me free messaging once I've got it setup.


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  # 2276083 13-Jul-2019 20:38
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Make sure you read your plan details as sending messages like you mentioned is a breach of the T&Cs of most mobile plans and you'll risk disconnection.




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Master Geek


  # 2276088 13-Jul-2019 20:49
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Ah ok. Thanks for the heads up.

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Ultimate Geek


  # 2276092 13-Jul-2019 20:57
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Yea Sparks eTxT is a joke, sorry Spark but it really is. Have a look at TNZ groups solution, tnz dot co dot nz, btw I am am not associated with them but have used their services in the past and no complaints only compliments.

Edited inebriated writing.

 
 
 
 


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  # 2276094 13-Jul-2019 21:11
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We use BurstSMS at work.

Good api, no set up fee, good rates etc.

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  # 2276194 14-Jul-2019 09:56
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+1 for Txtstream.co.nz

Do I have to admit I am Director of the company? 😁

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  # 2276198 14-Jul-2019 10:01
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Andib:

 

Make sure you read your plan details as sending messages like you mentioned is a breach of the T&Cs of most mobile plans and you'll risk disconnection.

 

 

If the texts are just appointment reminders or similar where you're not expecting a reply you would be better to just use a prepay sim e.g. Warehouse Mobile and pay $4 for an unlimited text pack then. If it gets disconnected just buy another prepay sim. 


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